The Study of Student Learning

Assessment -- or the study of student learning -- has three main purposes at KU: first, to collect data about our students that leads to action in promoting student success; second, to enhance the value of KU degrees to students, alumni, and the state; and third, to respond to the requirements of the Kansas Board of Regents and of the Higher Learning Commission. The process of assessment allows us to tell our stories: how are KU, our departments, and our faculty and support staff creating engaging and unique learning experiences for our students? Through assessment, we respond to new challenges and rise to new opportunities by creatively drawing on evidence and experience. 

Assessment at KU is the responsibility of Academic Affairs and is overseen by the Office of the Provost. Three faculty bodies -- the University Core Curriculum Committee, the Faculty Advisory Board for Degree-Level Assessment, and the Faculty Reviewer Fellows -- provide valuable faculty perspective into assessment processes and practice. The Center for Teaching Excellence offers logistical support, informational workshops, and technical assistance related to student learning and faculty teaching.

There are two separate assessment processes at KU: degree-level assessment and KU Core review. Both processes are briefly summarized below.


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Degree Assessment Due
February 25, 2022

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